Elections 2022EnergyVideoVoices of TexasVIDEO: Sen. Paul Bettencourt on Harris County Crime, Elections, and Property Taxes

Sen. Paul Bettencourt joins reporter Holly Hansen to discuss the hot topics in Harris County: crime, taxes, and the upcoming election.
September 20, 2022
Sen. Paul Bettencourt (R-Houston) joined The Texan’s reporter Holly Hansen to discuss the ongoing fracas in the Harris County Commissioners Court over raising taxes, the effect of rising crime on elections, and the upcoming legislative session.

“The big flashpoint is the Harris County Commissioners Court and the criminal judges in Harris County, and it’s all wrapped around crime,” said Bettencourt.

“That’s how people feel — they feel unsafe. And when the public feels unsafe, they’re gonna turn their direction to making themselves safe again, and that may be a big change in the Harris County Commissioners Court and some of the judicial positions in Harris County.”

Watch the full interview below or listen on your favorite podcast platform.

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Daniel Friend

Daniel Friend is the Marketing and Media Manager for The Texan. After graduating with a double-major in Political Science and Humanities, he wrote for The Texan as a reporter through June 2022. In his spare time, you're likely to find him working on The Testimony of Calvin Lewis, an Abolition of Man-inspired novel and theatrical podcast.